AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.
SECTION 1. IC 34-6-2-103, AS AMENDED BY SEA 57-2002,
SECTION 89, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 103. (a) "Person", for purposes of IC 34-14, has
the meaning set forth in IC 34-14-1-13.
(b) "Person", for purposes of IC 34-24-4, means:
(1) an individual;
(2) a governmental entity;
(3) a corporation;
(4) a firm;
(5) a trust;
(6) a partnership; or
(7) an incorporated or unincorporated association that exists under or is authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or a foreign country.
(c) "Person", for purposes of IC 34-26-2, includes individuals at
least eighteen (18) years of age and emancipated minors.
(d) "Person", for purposes of IC 34-26-4, has the meaning set forth
in IC 35-41-1-22.
(e) "Person", for purposes of IC 34-30-5, means any of the
(1) An individual.
(2) A corporation.
fires or other emergencies or to the fire station in the line of
(2) to a fire station to get firefighting equipment to transport to the
scene of a fire or other emergency in the line of duty.
(b) The lights displayed on a member's privately owned vehicle
must satisfy subject to the following conditions:
(1) A light must have a light source of at least
candlepower. thirty-five (35) watts.
(2) All lights must be placed on the:
(A) top of the vehicle;
In addition, lights may be placed dashboard inside a
vehicle, shielded to prevent distracting the driver; or
on the front of the vehicle upon the bumper or at bumper
(3) No more than four (4) blue
lights light assemblies may be
displayed on one (1) vehicle, and each blue light assembly must
be of the flashing or revolving type. and visible for three hundred
sixty (360) degrees, except for lights that are placed on the front
of the vehicle.
(4) A blue light
must consist of a lamp with a blue lens, not of an
uncolored lens with a blue bulb. However, a revolving light
assembly may contain multiple bulbs.
(5) A blue light may not be a part of the regular head lamps displayed on the vehicles. Alternately flashing head lamps may be used as a supplemental warning device. Strobe lights or flashers may be installed into the light fixtures on the vehicle other than the alternating head lamps. The strobe lights or flashers may be either white or blue, with the exception of red to the rear.
(c) (b) In order for a volunteer firefighter to display a blue light on
his a vehicle, he the volunteer firefighter must secure a written permit
from the chief of the volunteer fire department to use the blue light and
must carry the permit at all times when the blue light is displayed.
(d) (c) A person who is not a member of a volunteer fire department
may not display a an illuminated blue light of any size or shape on a
(e) (d) A permittee of the owner of a vehicle lawfully equipped with
a blue light may operate the vehicle only if the blue light is not
(f) (e) A person who violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) or (e)
commits a Class C infraction. If the violator is a member of a volunteer
fire department, the chief of the department shall dismiss him f rom
membership in the discipline the violator under fire department rules
(g) (f) This section does not grant a vehicle displaying blue lights
the right-of-way under IC 9-21-8-35 or exemption from traffic rules
under IC 9-21-1-8. A driver of a vehicle displaying a blue light shall
obey all traffic rules.
(g) This section shall not be construed to include a vehicle displaying a blue light and driven by a member of a volunteer fire department as an authorized emergency vehicle (as defined in IC 9-13-2-6).
SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) Notwithstanding IC 34-6-2-103, the term "person" for purposes of IC 34-30-10.5, means the following:
(1) A political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13).
(2) A volunteer fire department (as defined in IC 36-8-12-2).
(3) An employee of an entity described in subdivision (1) or (2) who acts within the scope of the employee's responsibilities.
(4) A volunteer firefighter (as defined in IC 36-8-12-2) who is acting for a volunteer fire department.
(5) After March 31, 2002, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, an unincorporated association, or any other entity recognized by law.
(b) This SECTION expires July 1, 2002.
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.